2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Associate of Science Degree

Offered on All Campuses


College Readiness:
Enrolling in one or more of the following courses may be necessary if assessment activities and previous academic experiences indicate a need:

  • TSI development minimum for college readiness (Reading, Writing, Math)
  • ESOL
  • Learning Frameworks: Effective Fall 2019 semester, students with less than 12 successfully completed college-level hours will be required to take and complete EDUC 1300, a first-year general elective course that will contribute to student success by addressing factors that impact learning in college, including: research and theory in learning; strategies to monitor, regulate and control cognition, motivation and behavior; and the ability to think ethically and critically.

Degree Code: AS.SCIENCE

In order to be eligible to receive this A.S. degree, you must:

  1. Complete the required 60 credit hours listed in this degree;
  2. Earn a grade of "C" or better in English 1301 and the selected college-level mathematics course;
  3. Receive a GPA of at least 2.00 based on all college-level course work, that includes credits transferable to Dallas College;
  4. Meet all Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements and course prerequisites and
  5. Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Core Curriculum: The Core Curriculum Section of this degree plan is arranged by Component Areas and CB Codes. Core Curriculum is a solid foundation of the 42-hour Core Curriculum and its 9 Foundational Component Areas (FCA) are embedded in this degree. Completing the Core will enable you to meet the challenges of your college career head on. As you work to complete the 60 hours required for the AS degree, you will also meet the 42-hour Core Curriculum.

Distance Learning/Online: This A.S. degree may be completed through a combination of on-campus and Distance Learning/Online courses; or if planned correctly, the degree may be completed entirely through Distance Learning/Online.

Transfer: Receiving institutions are not required to accept a grade below "C" in transfer. If you plan to transfer, work closely with an advisor/counselor.

This page includes Coordinating Board (CB) Codes.



Courses Required for the A.S. Degree
Component Areas
and CB Codes
Courses Semester-Credit Hours Required

Communication
(CB010)
Select EACH of the following:

ENGL 1301 (a grade of "C" or better is required)
ENGL 1302

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Mathematics
(CB020)
Select ONE of the following:

(A grade of "C" or better is required.)
MATH 1314, 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1414, 1442, 2412, 2413, 2414

*Note: If a student takes the four (4) credit hour mathematics course; three (3) of those hours will apply towards the mathematics requirement. The remaining one (1) credit hour from that mathematics course will be applied to the general elective requirement and does not count towards the 42-hour Core.

3-4*
Life and Physical Sciences
(CB030)
Select TWO of the following:

ANTH 2401, BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 2401, 2402, 2406, 2416, 2420, 2421

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

ENVR 1401, 1402

GEOL 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1445, 1447

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1407, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

NOTE: This requirement cannot be met using the following combinations: BIOL 1406 and 1408; BIOL 1407 and 1409; BIOL 2420 and 2421; CHEM 1405 and 1411; CHEM 1406 and 1411; CHEM 1405 and 1406; CHEM 1406 and 1407; GEOL 1401 and 1403; PHYS 1401 and 1405; PHYS 1401 and 2425; PHYS 1405 and 2425.

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Language, Philosophy and Culture
(CB040)
Select ONE of the following:

ENGL 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2327, 2328, 2331, 2332, 2333, 2341, 2351

HUMA 1302, 1305, 2319

PHIL 1301, 1304, 2306, 2307, 2316, 2321

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: ARAB 2311, 2312; CHIN 2311, 2312; FREN 2311, 2312; GERM 2311, 2312; ITAL 2311, 2312; JAPN 2311, 2312; KORE 2311, 2312; PORT 2311, 2312; RUSS 2311, 2312; SGNL 2301, 2302; SPAN 2311, 2312

3
Creative Arts
(CB050)
Select ONE of the following:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DANC 2303

DRAM 1310, 2361, 2366

HUMA 1311, 1315

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3
American History
(CB060)
Select the following:

HIST 1301

and

Select ONE of the following:
HIST 1302, 2301, 2328, 2381

6
Government/Political Science
(CB070)
Select EACH of the following:

GOVT 2305, 2306

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
(CB080)
Select ONE of the following:

ANTH 2302, 2346, 2351

BIOL 1322

COMM 1307

CRIJ 1301, 1307

ECON 1301, 2301, 2302

GEOG 1302, 1303

GOVT 2304, 2311

HIST 2321, 2322, 2327

PHED 1304

PSYC 2301, 2306, 2314, 2316

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2306, 2319

TECA 1303, 1354

3
Component Area Option
(CB090)
Select four (4) credit hours from ONE of the following options:

Option A: SPCH 1311, 1315, 1321 or SGNL 1301, 1302 and PHED 1164

OR

Option B: FOREIGN LANGUAGE - ARAB 1411, 1412; CHIN 1411, 1412; FREN 1411, 1412; GERM 1411, 1412; ITAL 1411, 1412; JAPN 1411, 1412; KORE 1411, 1412; PORT 1411, 1412; RUSS 1411, 1412; SPAN 1411, 1412
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CORE CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE 42

General Elective for this A.S. Degree



EDUC 1300: A student must successfully complete EDUC 1300 within the first 12 college-credit hours of general-elective requirements.

Select at least six (6) hours from the following prefixes: AGRI, BCIS, BIOL, CHEM, COSC, ENGR, ENVR, GEOL, MATH, PHYS, or ANTH 2401. NOTE: In this degree, courses cannot be used to satisfy both the Core Curriculum and six hours of general-elective requirements.

Select remaining *nine (9) hours of general-elective courses from any college-level course.

*NOTE:

  • In this degree, courses cannot be used to satisfy both the Core Curriculum and the remaining nine (9) hours of general-elective requirements.
  • Computer Literacy: If a student successfully completes **BCIS 1305, **BCIS 1405, **COSC 1301, ITSC 1401, POFI 1301, or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better, the course will satisfy 3-4 credit hours of general-elective requirements.
  • **Note: Student must have taken courses within the last 10 years.


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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THIS A.S. DEGREE 60